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Country Living Cottage Style
     

Country Living Cottage Style

by Marie Proeller Hueston, The Editors The Editors of Country Living
 
Give any or every room in your home the comfy, laid-back charm of cottage style no matter where you live. Visit a wealth of rooms that feature traditional takes and fresh twists on this enduring look, choosing from essential cottage-style colors, furnishings, and patterns. Follow tips on reviving secondhand finds and displaying cherished objects to best advantage,

Overview

Give any or every room in your home the comfy, laid-back charm of cottage style no matter where you live. Visit a wealth of rooms that feature traditional takes and fresh twists on this enduring look, choosing from essential cottage-style colors, furnishings, and patterns. Follow tips on reviving secondhand finds and displaying cherished objects to best advantage, then pore over hundreds of lush color photos that will inspire you further.

Make your living room beautiful and graciously accommodating for your guests, even with the limited space a cottage offers. An overstuffed sofa and one or two matching armchairs work well because they seem to extend an immediate invitation to all who pass by to sit down and relax.

The kitchen has become a favorite gathering place for casual meals, which means that this room should be as appealing as possible yet still practical. Make the most of storage space in an attractive way with glass-front cabinet doors that showcase your china and glassware, for example, or attach shelves to display everyday wares for all to see.

The bedroom is the one place that's entirely about you and should reflect your interests. Let your collections inspire the decor of the room: pick paint for the walls a shade lighter than a favorite yellowware bowl or select brown-and-white toile curtains that mirror a display of brown-and-white transferware on the wall.

There are so many wonderful ways to decorate the cottage bathroom. Ideal elements include a claw-foot tub, a pedestal sink, and sheer white curtains. Beaded-board paneling on the bottom half of the walls with soft pastel paint or a tiny floral-print wallpaper above lends a classic appearance.

Profiles of stunning cottages and special features highlighting great decorating ideas and quintessential cottage characteristics round out this beautiful book.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781588161086
Publisher:
Hearst
Publication date:
10/01/2003
Pages:
176
Product dimensions:
10.26(w) x 10.40(h) x 0.78(d)

Meet the Author

Country Living is the largest selling shelter magazine on the newsstand and the definitive guide to country lifestyle. In the pages of the magazine, readers find the inspiration and the confidence they need to pursue their passions--and create a comfortable life for themselves and their families.

Marie Proeller Hueston is a longtime contributing editor to Country Living, reporting on collecting and decorating trends. She is the author of several decorating books, including the original edition of Country Living Cottage Style, as well as Country Living Farmhouses, and House Beautiful Decorating with Books, all published by Hearst Books. She lives in Brooklyn, New York.

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